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9 September 2020

World Tourism day 2020: Global Community Celebrates Tourism and Rural Development

The 2020 edition of World Tourism Day will celebrate the unique role that tourism plays in providing opportunities outside of big cities and preserving cultural and […]
9 September 2020

WTTC reacts to the UK’s Government’s New ‘Island Policy’

The World Tourism & Travel Commission, WTTC, has stated that it’s pleased to see the UK’s government’s recent introduction of its ‘island policy’. The move may […]
9 September 2020

airBaltic resumes flights
to 9 European cities

On Monday, September 7th, airBaltic announced that it was resuming flights between Riga and nine additional destinations. In total, airBaltic now connects Riga with 35 destinations […]
9 September 2020

Xi Jinping defends China’s Covid-19 response amid global criticism

Chinese president Xi Jinping has defended China’s handling of the Covid-19 disease, declaring that Beijing acted transparently, and that it had taken concrete steps to save […]
8 September 2020

Covid-19: Quarantine might be reduced to 7 days in France

The Scientific Council is in favor of shortening to seven days the isolation period for people tested positive for the new coronavirus and for contact cases, […]
8 September 2020

Evora Forum: Shaping the tourism of tomorrow

Over the last few decades, tourism has grown faster than the world economy and represented, until March of this year, one tenth of the employment and […]
8 September 2020

Emirates completes 1.4 billion refunds requests

Since March, Emirates has returned more than AED 5 billion (US$ 1.4 billion, € 1.2 billion) in Covid-19 travel refunds. This number accounts for 90% of […]
8 September 2020

WTTC unveils Safe Travels protocols for Adventure Travel

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has unveiled the latest set of measures designed to rebuild global consumer confidence, reduce risk and encourage the return […]
7 September 2020

WTTC reacts to UK’s quarantine announcement about Greece and Portugal

The World Travel & Tourism Commission, WTTC, has expressed that it shares the bewilderment of British holidaymakers, as well as those working throughout the Travel & […]
7 September 2020

Test, Trace and Isolate

Covid-19 is spread by social contact; the virus survives by finding new hosts. That is how the pandemic thrives and spreads. Travel and social contact facilitate […]
7 September 2020

United States looks set to lose $155 billion from missing tourists

A devastating $155 billion looks set to be lost from the U.S. economy due to the collapse of international travel during 2020, according to latest research […]
7 September 2020

Demonstration against Covid-19 measures held in Brussels

After a first demonstration a few weeks ago, the movement “Viruswaanzin/Folievirus” demonstrated against the Covid-19 measures in Brussels on Sunday September 6th. “Demonstrations are limited to […]
4 September 2020

Ryanair traffic falls 53% to 7 million passengers in August

Travel restrictions continue to be updated week by week. Civil aviation across the world keep struggling to have the same number of passengers they once did. […]
4 September 2020

US ready for vaccine distribution
by November 1

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has told states to get ready to distribute a covid-19 vaccine by November 1, two days before […]
3 September 2020

Italy might lose more than €36 billion
from missing tourists

About €36.7 billion might be lost from the Italian economy due to the collapse of international travel during 2020, according to latest research conducted by the […]
3 September 2020

Venice Film Festival 2020:
a Covid-safe event

September 2 marked the beginning of the 77th edition of the Venice International Film Festival. But this year the festival has a very different feel as organizers […]
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